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Old Tractors To Highlight Straits Show

Anew antique tractor parade and show is scheduled at the Straits of Mackinac September 12 through September 14, announced Ed Reavie of St. Ignace at the Mackinaw City Village Council meeting Thursday, March 20. Mr. More...

Development Issues Debated in Village

Mackinaw City Wants To Protect Waterfront Views

After months of deliberation, the Mackinaw City Planning Commission is poised to suggest amending a village ordinance to keep some waterfront visible in the B2 district along South Huron Avenue. More...

Limited Reasons for Closing Public Meetings

There are only a few circumstances in which public meetings can be closed, and they are strictly defined. The Open Meetings Act allows these few exceptions by law to protect the interests of the public. More...

Geocaching Spring Fling on Island April 25-26

The second annual Spring Fling geocaching hunt will take place on Mackinac Island Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. More...

News

Mackinac Straits Hospital Seeks County's Support, Responds to 'Communication Gap' Concern

Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority is seeking Mackinac County Board of Commissioners endorsement and understanding of its transition to a private, nonprofit corporation called Mackinac Straits Health Systems. More...

Recreation Plan Adopted, Wastewater Discharge Site Sought in Clark Township

Clark Township adopted a new five year plan to guide recreational development Thursday, March 20, following a public hearing and some minor changes. More...

Les Cheneaux Students Learn About Brain Research

During "Brain Day" at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in January, Jamie Johansen discussed brain health and gave most students their first handson encounter with brains. More...

Sports

Record Setting St. Ignace Wrestlers Honored During Awards Ceremony

Marshall, Garries, Robinson Compete at Individual Finals

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team was honored during the annual awards banquet at LaSalle High School Wednesday, March 12, recapping history-setting highlights during the season. More...

St. Ignace Youths Qualify for State Finals at MSU

Six area youths have qualified for the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association State Tournament to be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30. More...

Saints Bowlers Recognized for Their Outstanding Season

Binger, Colegrove Named Most Valuable Bowlers for St. Ignace

Senior Chris Binger and junior Meghann Colegrove were named the most valuable bowlers for the St. Ignace Saints this year by Coach Terri Allan during the team's annual awards banquet Wednesday, March 12. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Right Questions Must Be Asked About New Hospital

To the Editor: As many people in the community, I would like to see a new hospital built. I would also like a new Cadillac, as well, but I simply can't afford one. More...

Biologists, Sportsmen Outline Cormorant Control Plans

Meetings at St. Ignace, Les Cheneaux Call for Expanded Harassment Efforts

The double-crested cormorant population in the Les Cheneaux Islands will be reduced this year from 1,000 nesting pairs to 500 and harassment efforts will be expanded to deter cormorant feeding. Volunteers are being sought for the project. More...

Mackinac County Commission Attorneys Advise: County, Hospital Must Agree Before Election

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners has directed its attorneys to help them clear up ownership of Mackinac Straits Hospital property, negotiate a guarantee from the Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority that a $1.3 million hospital debt will b More...

Wood Siding May Be Saved at Old St. Ignace Museum

Aging wood siding on the Museum of Ojibwa Culture may not need to be replaced after all, members of the St. More...

Lawyer Explains Public's, Municipalities' Rights in Open Meetings Act

"The public has a right to hear your comments or your deliberations toward a decision that's ultimately made. That's it in a nutshell," Attorney John Gillooly told about 30 public officials Wednesday, February 27. More...

Social

Rivard Finished Basic Training

Air Force Airman First Class Sarah Rivard has been graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of David Rivard of St. Clair and Cynthia Rivard of Curtis. More...

Levi Receives Certificate of Recognition

Carlie Levi of St. Ignace has been awarded a certificate of recognition by Ferris State University for achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above in the university's health care administration program. More...

Birth

Cansadie Huff

Brian and Diane (nee Gerritsen) Huff of St. Ignace announce the birth of their daughter, Cansadie LeeAnn, born Monday, March 17, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.25 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Andrew Jones

Andrew Lee Jones, 29, of Kincheloe, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born October 6, 1978, at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. Mr. More...

Edward Rushford

Edward Rushford, 64, of Newberry, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at his home, under the care of North Woods Hospice. Born November 28, 1943, in Gould City, he was the son of Lemia and Nancy (nee Brown) Rushford. Mr. More...

Margaret Judson

Margaret Jean (nee Thorne) Newbern Judson, 79, formerly of Pickford, was a lifelong advocate for children, who worked as a director for licensing day care centers in Michigan. Mrs. Judson died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Avon Park, Florida. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak Dubbed 'Ideological Center' of House

On Capitol Hill, northern Michigan tilts well to the right among Republicans and to the center among Democrats. More...

Brevort

The Easter sunrise service was well attended on the shores of Lake Michigan. We were unable to access the actual beach as in previous Easters, but the O'Boyle family offered their parking area by the Clearwater Resort. More...

Gould City

The God's Country Cooperative Parish family and friends enjoyed another free community meal Wednesday, March 26, at the Engadine United Methodist Church. After dinner there was storytelling time. More...


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